Crist Raises Nearly $900,000 In 2 Weeks

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Gov. Charlie Crist’s campaign for governor is already pulling in large amounts of money.

A political committee linked to the Democratic candidate on Friday reported that it had raised nearly $900,000 since Nov. 4. That’s the same day that Crist formally kicked off his bid to reclaim his old job.

The committee, Charlie Crist for Florida, isn’t bound by any campaign contribution limits. The $872,000 raised by Crist came from just 24 donors, much of it from attorneys. The Grossman Roth law firm gave $250,000.

Incumbent Gov. Rick Scott has already amassed a sizable war chest for his political committee called Let’s Get to Work.

Since it was revived in the summer of 2011 the committee has raised more than $23 million and spent slightly less than $3 million.

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